Raw Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cups

These little cups are the perfect decadent treat. With a smooth rich chocolate encasing a sweet caramel filling all tied together with a hint of salt, they make a tasty indulgent dessert or snack. They are also easy and quick to make and require only 6 ingredients.

Ingredients:

For the chocolate:

100g cacao butter

6 tbsp cacao powder

3 tbsp maple syrup

For the salted date caramel:

1 cup dried dates

½ tsp pink Himalayan salt

4 tbsp almond milk

Method

1. Add the dates to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes or until soft.

2. Once softened, drain the water from them then add the dates to a high speed blender or food processor along with the salt and almond milk. Blend until smooth.

3. In a saucepan over a low heat, combine the cacao butter, cacao powder and maple syrup. Once all combined remove from the heat.

4. Using either a lined or silicone mini muffin tin, fill the cups about ⅓ with the chocolate.

5. Place in the fridge for about 2 or 3 minutes so that the chocolate hardens slightly without setting.

6. Spoon about a teaspoon of the date paste on top of the choc, then cover with more chocolate so that the caramel layer is fully covered & smoothed over.

7. Place in the fridge until set then enjoy. Store these in the fridge until ready to eat!

This recipe was contributed by Ella Farrugia aka @thecuriousavocado.

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